Choosing where to honeymoon can be quite the quandary, with so many incredible destinations around the world where you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into a picture postcard, not to mention a plethora of vacation rentals to provide a stylish and comfortable home away from home. You can narrow the list down by deciding what kind of honeymoon you want. A relaxing escape to a secluded beach, perhaps, or an adventure-filled getaway in the great outdoors? This diverse list of the best honeymoon places on the planet might spark some ideas and help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams.
Bed down in a private villa in Bali
It won’t be surprising if you end up spending your entire honeymoon in your villa rental in Bali. Whether near the bustling beaches of Seminyak or amid the verdant rice paddies in Ubud, the villas for rent here are designed for the ultimate staycation. Think open-plan spaces where you can step out of your bedroom or living room and right into the outdoor pool—there might even be a floating breakfast tray waiting for you. When you feel like heading out, you can visit a few temples, learn to surf, and go on scenic hikes and walks. Of course, no trip to Bali is complete without a visit to one of the many luxurious spas dotting this Indonesian island.
Paris is a perennial honeymoon favorite
The French capital’s long-standing reputation as one of the most romantic cities in the world has not tarnished a bit, and it remains a classic honeymoon destination. Snap the obligatory photos of you smooching under the Eiffel Tower, then cross the street and head to the Trocadero gardens for an even better view of the Parisian icon. You can tour the city on a scooter, take a dinner cruise on the River Seine, and stroll arm in arm through the cobbled city streets. Escape the crowds by skipping the usual tourist stops—Paris has many hidden gardens, courtyards, and shopping arcades waiting to be discovered. You’ll no doubt find your own special spots, from patisseries to parks, and with thousands of vacation rentals here, it’ll be easy to find a great little love nest as well.
Have an amazing time on the Amalfi Coast
A stunning sun-kissed destination stretching for 30-odd miles along the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the top honeymoon spots in the Mediterranean. It’s impossible to escape the postcard-perfect scenery here, even if you’re just relaxing on your mountainside vacation rental’s balcony that looks out over the sea. Large tourist crowds descend upon the Amalfi Coast in the summer months, especially in beloved pastel-colored Positano and bustling Amalfi. However, with several towns and fishing villages to explore, you’ll come across many gardens and scenic viewpoints tucked away among the crags and cliffs, as well as small beaches and coves where you can soak up the sun while enjoying peace and privacy. Watch dazzling sunsets with your new spouse, then hunker down to a scrumptious dinner in a seaside restaurant.
Costa Rica honeymoons are full of adventure
If you are nature-loving newlyweds wondering where to honeymoon, look no further than Costa Rica, a tropical destination known for its diverse landscapes and incredibly rich biodiversity. There’s so much to do here, from hiking Arenal Volcano, touring the Damas Island mangrove on kayaks, and navigating the zip lines, hanging bridges, and nature trails in the mist-covered Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Manuel Antonio National Park is a popular area to stay and explore, thanks to the white-sand beaches backed by lowland forest, as well as the wildlife viewing opportunities. Vacation rentals in Costa Rica might not always have the pizzazz of a Parisian apartment or a Balinese villa, but they do come with breathtaking views or lush forest and mountain settings.
Enjoy a remote beach honeymoon in Fiji
An archipelago in the South Pacific with more than 300 islands, Fiji is one of your best bets for a far-flung beach honeymoon where you can truly get away from it all and just be with each other. A honeymoon in Fiji can be as laidback or as active as you want it to be. You can spend most of your time basking on the beach, getting pampered at a spa, and lounging in your villa or beach cottage rental. If you want something that’ll get your heart rate up, diving with several shark species in the Beqa Lagoon will surely do the trick! Or hit a happy medium by trying some water sports and visiting Taveuni Island for excellent bird-watching.